Alberto shot the image series using the Nikon D500, Nikon D810 and the following Micro NIKKOR lenses:
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G: Built to capture fine detail, this wonderfully easy-to-handle, compact lens delivers stunning close-ups as well as great general shots and portraits. The aperture lets you single out subjects for images with a pleasantly blurred background and contributes towards sharp shots in low-light.
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR: Compact and lightweight DX format Macro lens with high-quality optics. The 1:1 reproduction ratio of this lens enables life-size close-ups of extremely fine textures and details.
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED This lens incorporates Nikon’s second-generation vibration reduction system (VR II) that allows flexible hand-held shooting. It’s also the perfect companion for shooting from a distance if needed e.g. capturing wildlife.
AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED: This lens is both compact and versatile, allowing the user to shoot landscape as well as macro photography. Nikon's most compact Micro lens for close-up and general photography. It also has close range correction (CRC) built in, providing high performance at a near distance.
Commenting on his experience, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza said, “In macro photography you are always looking for interesting colours and textures, so for me, Bilkyrkogården Kyrkö Mosse was a wonderland. The Micro NIKKOR lenses allowed me to capture, in crisp detail, the 60-year battle between the abandoned cars and mother nature trying to reclaim her forest once again. The four lenses I used for this shoot were critical to enable me to get closer to the action and reveal the ‘beauty of rust’ in a way never seen before.”